Heavy Urban Rescue Team trains for disasters

CREATED May 21, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - Firefighters and other first responders are still digging through tons of rubble. It's an exhausting and dangerous job.

Timing is everything for the Heavy Urban Rescue Team. Captain Troy Klemstein knows exactly what the search and rescue teams are up against in Moore, Oklahoma. He shows the extremely sensitive listening devices teams are using to hear people buried in rubble .

They also have cameras to look through tiny holes to find and talk to people trapped under six feet of debris. Plus, diamond tipped chains saws that can cut through concrete and machines that can bore through just about anything to add the search cameras.

Klemstein knows the right tools can save lives.

The Heavy Urban Rescue Team has been around for year, and played a critical role during the big blue crane collapse at Miller Park.